fragrant perennial

true_blue (MTL CAN Z4)(Mtl Can Zone 4b)July 2, 2014

I am not sure if this is a perennial or a weed.
I've seen them both in a garden setting and growing in an weed infested abandoned lot.

The flowers are fragrant and a mass of them waft, filling the air with cinnamon with a hint of clove....

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seedmoney

It's a species of Asclepias (Milkweed). Host plant of the Monarch butterfly. Lucky you.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 5:01PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

One of the Asclepias, aka Butterfly weed. They don't grow here , so I don't know the species.

BTW many weeds are perennials ;-)

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 5:02PM
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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

Probably A. syriaca, common milkweed.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 5:10PM
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true_blue (MTL CAN Z4)(Mtl Can Zone 4b)

Thanks Everyone.

Seedmoney, it's not growing in my garden, but nearby. It sort of smells like Christmas in July. A bit disconcerting in the heat !

Floral, you're right :-)

However, if you saw the lot, covered with most vigorous weeds (perennial or not) of all sorts, seeing any flowering plant there is sort of miraculous.

Hortster, you're absolutely right. The flowers remind me of a pale ornamental allium. A perfect globe.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2014 at 5:19PM
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